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    How to say "mom" and "dad" in Arabic?

    But these should be the words that babies use, not "adult" and "official" (like "father" and "mother"). In case you are interested why the question, read here: http://saloon.javaranch.com/cgi-bin/ubb ... 2&t=006008

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    In Standard Arabic (AL-Fusha):
    dad is Abee and Mom is Ummah
    In colloquial Arabic:
    dad is baba and mom is mama.

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    Thanks a million!!!!

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    in Farsi (Persian) we say Maadar to Mother and Pedar to father.
    as you may know Farsi is an indo-european language and we have many similar words with european languages , but we write Farsi with arabic alphabet.

    braadar = brother
    dar = door
    jangal = jungle
    noh=nine
    na = no
    do = two
    bad = bad
    and
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    ..

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    I see many words of Germanic languages are taken by
    Persian too. From Greek also.

    But something I noticed is that in most IndoEuropean languages, ''no'' is similar (no, net, non, nein, na, ne etc.) but in Greek ''ne'' means yes.
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    in ethiopia you cal also say Ababa(DAD) or Amama(MOM) or enate(MOTHER) or Abba(FATHER) (but Abba mostly is used for Priests, for example Abba(Abuna) Michael)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous
    In Standard Arabic (AL-Fusha):
    dad is Abee and Mom is Ummah
    In colloquial Arabic:
    dad is baba and mom is mama.
    well actually ..Dad is "abee" right..but mom is "Ummi" not Ummah....

    - abee
    - oummi
    - baba,papa
    - mama

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